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Coronavirus live: Malta offers tourists up to €200; EMA reviewing vaccines – as it happened

Island to pay visitors after tourism sector hammered by pandemic; EMA looking at reports of rare bleeding condition and four cases of rare blood clots in J&J jabEU agency examines reports of blood clots with J&J Covid vaccineUS blow as J&J ‘one-shot’ vaccine deliveries plummetNorwegian PM fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday partyAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EU 12.14am BST That’s it from the UK blog team. Thanks for following our coverage.. 12.13...
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Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong suspends AstraZeneca order; dispute grows over India’s vaccine supply to Covax

Hong Kong tells AstraZeneca not to deliver doses as it looks for alternatives; Covax says India legally obliged to supply jabs after country restricted exportsAlmost all Dutch-made doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will stay in EUCovid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MaySpain, Belgium and Italy restrict AstraZeneca vaccine to older peopleWhat you need to know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 8.53am BST There is a lot of frustration in Australia about the distribution of...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, England, Science, Australia, India, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Reuters, Gavi, SII


Coronavirus live news: Wales lifts restrictions earlier than planned; Hungary delays school reopening

Wales brings forward reopening after cases fall; Hungary to keep schools closed three weeks longer; Australian doctors condemn vaccine ‘farce’Covid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from MaySpain, Belgium and Italy restrict AstraZeneca vaccine to older peopleWhat you need to know about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine 7.37am BST Here’s Melissa Davey with the latest on the vaccination rollout in Australia:States and territories have been left scrambling to respond to government ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, England, Science, Wales, Australia, World news, Hungary, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Astrazeneca, Reuters, Viktor Orban, Orban, Melissa Davey


Vaccine confidence fears as under-30s in UK offered AstraZeneca alternative

Experts warn of impact after advice changes in response to 79 blood clot cases out of 20m vaccinationsJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
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Alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca could damage vaccine confidence, say experts

Option offered to under-30s after UK records 79 cases of rare blood clots out of 20m jabs administeredJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal native-like Coronavirus spikes

New research has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus. The images show that the spikes are highly similar to those of the virus and support the modified adenovirus used in the vaccine as a leading platform to combat COVID-19.
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Medicines watchdog says no decision made on AstraZeneca jab for under-30s

Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Authority was considering restricting vaccine amid concerns over rare blood clotsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The UK’s medicines regulatory body has said that no decision has been made on any regulatory action relating to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine following reports it is considering restricting use of the vaccine in younger people.Channel 4 News reported on Monday evening that the Medicines and Healthcare products Reg...
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Early tests are planned for a COVID-19 vaccine that can be taken as a pill, with no need for injections

Taking a vaccine might be as easy as taking a pill with a glass of water. Guido Kirchner/picture alliance via Getty Images Oravax announced that a COVID-19 vaccine in tablet form could begin early clinical trials soon. Oral vaccines offer a lot of advantages over injection-based ones, and exist for some other diseases. But the Oravax product is only in the very earliest stages. All approved vaccines use injections. See more stories on Insider's business page. A coronavirus vaccine whic...
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Covid vaccine side-effects: what are they, who gets them and why? | Nicola Davis

Most side-effects are mild and short-lived, and some groups are more likely to get them than othersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAccording to Public Health England, most side-effects from the Covid vaccines – Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca – are mild and short-lived. These include soreness where the jab was given, feeling tired or achy and headaches. Uncommon side-effects include having swollen lymph nodes. Continue reading...
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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: which countries have paused jab and why

Analysis: Germany, France, Spain and Italy head an expanding list of EU countries to have put its use on holdA host of European countries have put all vaccinations with this jab on hold, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway and Ireland. Some others such as Estonia and Austria have suspended vaccinations from particular batches of the vaccine. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: 'no indication' AstraZeneca vaccine has caused blood clots, says Europe health authority

European Medicines Agency says number of blood clots in vaccinated people ‘seems not to be higher than that seen in the general population’France seeks swift safety verdict on AstraZeneca vaccineBenefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Olympic torch relay legs could be cancelled if rules broken 1.33pm GMT On the divergent approach taken by EU states, she...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO vaccine experts to discuss AstraZeneca jab; German cases rising exponentially

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and Oxford jab; German expert adds that risk of AstraZeneca vaccine relatively lowBenefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Cyrstal meth use rises in Zimbabwe during lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18am GMT The European Medicines Agency will hold a news conference at 1300 GMT on ...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO vaccine experts to review AstraZeneca jab after countries raise safety concerns

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and Oxford jab ... Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Indonesia pause AstraZeneca injections Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.37am GMT Professor Ben Cowling, of Hong Kong University’s School of Public Hea...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Cowling, Coronavirus, Ben Cowling, Oxford AstraZeneca, Hong Kong University 's School of Public Health


Coronavirus live news: WHO vaccine experts to meet over AstraZeneca safety concerns

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and Oxford jab ... Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Indonesia pause AstraZeneca injections Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.16am GMT A rash of Japanese coronavirus clusters linked to daytime karaoke ses...
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Coronavirus live news: keep using AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, says WHO

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and jab ... Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Indonesia pause AstraZeneca injections Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.00am GMT Immigration New Zealand has granted 126 foreign nationals “critical worker” ...
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Benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMA

European agency seeks to allay blood clot fears as Germany, France and Italy temporarily suspend useCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope’s medicines regulator has moved to stifle spiralling concern about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, saying the shot’s benefits outweigh the risks after four major EU countries announced they were suspending its use.Germany, France, Italy and Spain temporarily halted inoculations with the vaccine on Monday after reported incidents of...
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There's no evidence the Oxford vaccine causes blood clots. So why are people worried? | David Spiegelhalter

It’s human nature to spot patterns in data. But we should be careful about finding causal links where none may existStories about people getting blood clots soon after taking the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have become a source of anxiety among European leaders. After a report on a death and three hospitalisations in Norway, which found serious blood clotting in adults who had received the vaccine, Ireland has temporarily suspended the jab. Some anxiety about a new vaccine is understandable, and ...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Ireland, Oxford, MMR, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, David Spiegelhalter, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Ronan Glynn


There's no proof the Oxford vaccine causes blood clots. So why are people worried? | David Spiegelhalter

It’s human nature to spot patterns in data. But we should be careful about finding causal links where none may existStories about people getting blood clots soon after taking the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have become a source of anxiety among European leaders. After a report on a death and three hospitalisations in Norway, which found serious blood clotting in adults who had received the vaccine, Ireland has temporarily suspended the jab. Some anxiety about a new vaccine is understandable, and ...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Ireland, Oxford, MMR, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, David Spiegelhalter, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Ronan Glynn


There's no strong evidence the Oxford vaccine causes blood clots. So why are people worried? | David Spiegelhalter

It’s human nature to spot patterns in data. But we should be careful about finding causal links where none may existStories about people getting blood clots soon after taking the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine have become a source of anxiety among European leaders. After a report on a death and three hospitalisations in Norway, which found serious blood clotting in adults who had received the vaccine, Ireland has temporarily suspended the jab. Some anxiety about a new vaccine is understandable, and ...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Ireland, Oxford, MMR, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, David Spiegelhalter, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Ronan Glynn


Thailand delays Oxford vaccine rollout amid blood clot reports

Several European nations have suspended programmes while Australia has announced it will continueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThailand has delayed its rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, a health official said on Friday, after several European nations suspended their programmes over reports of blood clots.The kingdom was scheduled to start the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine rollout on Friday with the prime minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, expected to get the f...
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Denmark suspending use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab is another dark cloud over a troubled vaccine

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Denmark on February 11. Ritzau Scanpix/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS Denmark and Norway suspended use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. This is another in a series of troubles for the jab, which was already dogged by problems. Poorly-communicated trial results and widespread hesitancy in Europe set the vaccine back. See more stories on Insider's business page. Today, Denmark said it was suspending its use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vac...
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How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay second doses, unlike countries like the UK

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials will stick with the recommended schedules for each dose. Some countries, like the UK, are delaying second doses to maximize how many are protected. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US won't delay...
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Fauci says the US won't change its vaccine strategy to delay 2nd doses, unlike countries like the UK

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the US vaccine strategy in an interview Monday. He said officials would stick with the recommended schedules for time between doses. Some nations, like the UK, are delaying second doses to ensure more people get some protection. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says ...
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First Covax coronavirus vaccines delivered to Ghanaian capital

Scheme seeks to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’ and ensure poor countries do not face delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovax has delivered its first Covid-19 doses in a milestone for the ambitious programme that seeks to offset “vaccine nationalism” by wealthy countries and ensure poor ones do not wait years to start inoculating people.An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday, where jabs...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Ghana, Accra, Abidjan, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Covax delivers first Covid vaccines in 'momentous occasion'

Doses land in Accra as part of scheme seeking to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovax has delivered its first Covid-19 doses in a milestone for the ambitious programme that seeks to offset “vaccine nationalism” by wealthy countries and ensure poor ones do not wait years to start inoculating people.An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday, where jabs will be ad...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Ghana, Accra, Abidjan Ivory Coast, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


People in France, Germany, and the UK are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine because they want the Pfizer one instead, reports say

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers in France on February 6. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images During vaccine rollouts in France, Germany, and the UK, some are insisting on a particular shot.  In Europe, officials are struggling to give out AstraZeneca's jab, and cite concerns about performance.  In the UK, reports are mixed. The Washington Post suggested that some prefer the AstraZeneca vaccine, calling it t...
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COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations by around 84%, according to the first real-world data

A paramedic administers a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Data from the UK shows that a single shot of a COVID-19 vaccine drastically cut the rate of hospitalization. Figures from Scotland show the shot led to people being on average 84% less likely to be hospitalised.  The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
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Coronavirus live news: Israel to open some leisure facilities to those documented as immune from virus

Plan to open some hotels, gyms and other facilities in Israel to those who have had vaccine or have recovered; Japan discards millions of doses after syringe mixupUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutOxford/Astra-Zeneca’s bumpy road to vaccine confidenceAnalysis: no quick answers in WHO’s search for virus originUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 1.25pm GMT At 3pm today, the World Health Organization will is...
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A series of knocks: Oxford/AstraZeneca's bumpy road to Covid vaccine confidence

From doubts about safety in older people to questions about variants, scientists have faced a battle to convince the public and regulatorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid has barely been out of the news from the moment the race to protect the world’s population from the novel coronavirus began. But not always in a good way.Talented scientists at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, led by Prof Sarah Gilbert,...
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